The injured have been identified as Jubin Baby Abraham, Shaheen and Praveen Prakash, all students of A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences.
The injured have been admitted to a private hospital in Thokkottu.
It is learnt that the accident occurred when the students were on their way to Mangalore after participating in a weekend party at Deralakatte.
Near Pandith House the driver Abraham lost control over his car and hit an electric pole. The impact of the crash was such that the electric pole was damaged and the car plunged into a gorge.
People in the area were left without electricity due to the accident.